It’s not Kannad, it’s Kannada: Kiccha Sudeep corrects journalist

Kannada actor Kichcha Sudeep's video wherein he was seen correcting a journalist about the right pronunciation of ‘Kannada’ went viral.

ByY Krishna Jyothi

Published Aug 06, 2022 | 12:20 PMUpdatedSep 01, 2023 | 5:23 PM

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Kannada actor Kiccha Sudeep is trending on the internet, yet again, after he corrected a journalist about the right pronunciation of the word “Kannada”.

In a short video clip that went viral on social media, a female journalist was seen interviewing the actor as part of the promotion of his latest release Vikrant Rona.

When the journalist pronounced “Kannada” as “Kannad”, Sudeep quickly corrected her saying, “It’s not Kannad, it’s Kannada.”

Jaise ‘Hind’ ‘Hindi’ nahi hotaa na, waise ‘Kannad’ ‘Kannada’ nahi hota (just like ‘Hind’ doesn’t mean ‘Hindi’, ‘Kannad’ doesn’t mean ‘Kannada’,” he said.

When the interviewer clarified that she was still learning the language, Sudeep asked her to properly learn the pronunciation of the name first, and the language later.

Aap ‘Tamil’ sahi bolte ho, ‘Telugu’ sahi bolte ho…. Jab ‘Kannada’ ki baat aati hai ‘Kannad’ bolte ho aap! ‘Kannad’ nahi hai, ‘Kannada’ hai (when you can pronounce ‘Tamil’ and ‘Telugu’ properly, why can’t you pronounce ‘Kannada’ properly? It’s not ‘Kannad’, it’s ‘Kannada’,” he reiterated.

“We always pronounce ‘Hindi’ in shuddh Hindi and so should you,” Sudeep reminded her.

The clip reminded the netizens of the official language row a few months ago. At that time, Sudeep did not mince words when he stated, “Hindi is no more a national language.”

To this, Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn wondered why the south Indian films were being released in Hindi if it’s not a national language.

Sudeep responded to Ajay saying, “They (Bollywood) are doing pan-India films today. They are struggling to find success by dubbing in Telugu and Tamil. Today we are making films that are going everywhere.”

The Twitter row ended after Sudeep explained to Ajay Devgn the context of his statement about Hindi, and both the actors decided to put the topic to rest.